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Creative Strings at Ashokan

Austin Scelzo hosts a weekend of jamming and instruction on harmony, improvisation, composition, arranging and multi-genre playing. Great for performers, hobbyists, and classroom / private teachers to expand their offerings to their students. A major focus of the weekend will be helping classically oriented players get "off-the-page" and develop confidence outside of their comfort zone.

Instruction will be on bowed string instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass) but all instruments are welcome.

Feb 23-25, 2024

The Ashokan Center

Olivebridge, NY


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-Develop your ability to improvise with freedom and joy!-Work on Ear Training, Applied music theory

-Start practicing Creatively!

-Learn to play chords on your instrument (Accompany your friends or students)

-Jam across genres... Fiddle styles, funk, bluegrass, jazz,  blues...

-Improve    your Groove

-Learn  how to play in a band

-Learn to write/arrange your own music

-Develop an understanding of harmony on your instrument

-Visit the famous Ashokan Center

-And Much More!

I'll be assisted by the amazing Karl Henry and Sammy Wetstein

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Price includes  all classes and jams, lodging and meals not included. Click Here for Lodging and meals 

Or if you prefer:

Venmo: @Austin-Scelzo  

Check:  13 8th Avenue, Danbury CT 06810



6:00 Dinner 

7:30  Welcome  Gathering, jam, and  Creative Practice Tools


8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10:00 am -6 PM  Classes

     -Creative Practice Tools


     -Groove Practice

     -Harmony, chords, and ear training

7:30 PM Open Mic


8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-4PM Classes

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